Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jefferson's Ocean: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Jefferson's Ocean Bourbon
Jefferson's recently released a very small batch bourbon that they actually aged at sea called Jefferson's Ocean.  The whiskey sat in casks aboard a shark research ship and aged in the open air over salt water and swishing around inside the barrel.  The result gave the bourbon a sweet saltiness, almost like salted caramel or chocolate covered pretzels.  It finished robust and spicy with a vanilla and cinnamon warmth.  It is a very nice bourbon.  Not world class, but the novelty of it makes it a nice whiskey to have in any collection, especially considering how rare it is.

You can actually listen to our tasting from Raise a Glass at Roux Wine and Spirits here:

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Jefferson's Ocean Bourbon

 Average Score 76.5

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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